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A staging of Orwell's classic is uncomfortable but necessary
This year's Cannes Film Festival offered treasures from Russia, Mexico, Romania, and China
Inside a Leninist bookstore in West St. Paul, a familiar refrain: What is to be done?
The words are lurid, fragrant, irresistible. You see them in a headline or in a lede and you find yourself stuck to the page, scouring the story for more. Kneecapping. Pig valves. Ecoterrorist. Put them in the right order and these words have the resonance of a tone poem.
He started out as a Grade-B Ricky Nelson; He ended up as an American revolutionary
Shotgun wedding between Brecht and Eliot leads to challenging honeymoon
Politics and aesthetics collide at the Museum of Russian Art
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
How to eat fried rats, and other peasant survival tips from the Korean War
Brezhnev's blow job, written in flesh
'Morning Sun' sheds light on China's revolutionary red guard
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
A Swedish director goes slumming in the former Soviet Union
Expelling the proletariat from China's workers' paradise
Novelist Ken Kalfus performs an autopsy on the Soviet state; Wendell Steavenson has Georgia on her mind
Chris Marker dissects the corpse of the Sixties revolutions
Simon Norfolk talks about genocide, landscape, and beauty
The Road Home leads director Zhang Yimou back where he started
Buffoons on the ground, dictators in space: Emmanuel Dongala and the tragicomedy of Congo
With divine performances and kooky cosmology, the second part of Angels in America descends on the Pillsbury House Theatre
With The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini likened the Messiah's sacred flock to the lumpen proletariat
Anchee Min's novel Becoming Madame Mao puts a human face on a historical monster
Death in the mines. Hunger marches. An FBI spy on every block. Minnesota's daughters of the revolution can tell you about it all. But first, have some coffee cake.
A new cable movie revisits the radical romance of Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman
You hate them. You fear them. Now, get to know your local clowns.
This weekend's Nordic Roots Festival unearths connections to the Old World
Oak Street's series of '30s-era Chinese films proves again that social turmoil can inspire great cinema
"The people at the Ordway who sponsored this show are very stupid and innocent.": Vietnamese Americans picket the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.
Take Me Out to the Strip Mall...
Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.